Shadows in the Palace (Korean) 2007



Plot

A maid-in-waiting hangs herself within the palace walls. However, while performing the autopsy, imperial medic Chun-ryung suspects murder and starts an investigation. With a taste for justice and full of wisdom, Chun-ryung bravely uncovers the deceptions. But she is soon confronted with a hidden past kept secret by those with far more power than she could ever imagine.

Through Shadows in the Palace, I wanted to bring to light the stories of the neglected and hidden people’s lives in history. In the repressive palace, where women remain nothing but shadows in time, I hoped to show that court ladies, too, struggled with uncontrollable, natural desires and ambitions.

By showing how they had to cast aside and destroy themselves, I wanted people to experience the unrest, insecurity, and fundamental fear that people forced to live according to social prejudice must feel. Likewise, as we struggle to survive in the midst of millions of people but are eventually weeded out and forgotten, we too may be living in a modern day dark ‘palace’ much like the court ladies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194124/

Starring: Park Jin-hie, Seo Yeong-hie, Lim Jeong-eun, Jeon Hye-jin, Yun Se-ah, Kim Sung-ryeong, Kim Nam-jin
Director: Kim Mi-Jeong
Genre: Traditional, Horror, Thriller

Hengbok (Happiness) – 행복 (Korean) 2007

Hengbok (Happiness) - 행복 (Korean) 2007

When stricken with a terminal disease, Young-su leaves his careless high life in the city, live-in girlfriend and dwindling business. He retreats to a sanatorium in the countryside in order to treat his illness, where he meets a young woman who is a resident patient there. Soon they develop feelings for each other and leave the sanatorium together to live in a small but cozy farm house. Their health improves dramatically but when Young-su’s friends from the city come for a visit, he starts to wonder if he should abandon mundane rural village life and return to his former lifestyle.

IMDb Link……: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1048159/
Hancinema……: http://www.hancinema.net/korean_movie_Happiness.php
Koreanmovie….: http://www.koreanmovie.com/Happiness_kmintro_545/

Genre…………: Romance
Distributor……: Showbox/Mediaplex
Year………….: 2007
Country……….: Korea
Director………: Jin-ho Hur

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Mom Never Dies (Korean) 2007

Mom Never Dies (Korean) 2007

Gupabal is an old village that is soon to disappear into history due to redevelopment. An hour before the evacuated area is scheduled to be detonated, a famous elderly novelist named CHOI Ho sneaks into the village carrying a small bundle. Arriving at the old home where he was raised, CHOI embarks on a journey through the past via a beautiful reunion with his already-deceased mother. However in the midst of these travels through old memories, he accidentally discovers the secret that his mother has been hiding…
IMDb Link……:Mom Never Dies

Genre…………: Drama / Family
Year………….: 2007
Country……….: Korea
Director………: Hah Myung-joong

Flowers for My Life (Korean) 2007 Drama

Flowers for my Life
FLOWERS FOR MY LIFE / I CAME IN SEARCH OF A FLOWER – English Soft Subtitles Included.
Station: KBS2
Airring started on May 14, 2007
Production: HB Entertainment
No. of Episodes: 16
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Cha Tae Hyun has made a comeback with KBS May Drama ” I came searching for flowers”. This will be his first drama in three years after “Prince’s first love” in 2004.

Here, he’ll be playing Yoon Ho-Sang, a simple minded and humorous man who works in a funeral parlor. Although he has better personality and looks than the average person, things are never going smoothly for him and he is rather unlucky. He thinks that all of these are because of money.

Kang Hye Jung who has been selected as his co-star, will be playing Na Ha-Na, a girl who has been witnessing lots of death and dying around her since she was young as her dad is the owner of the funeral parlor. Because of it, she becomes unfeeling towards sadness and death. But her attitude towards life begins to change when she encounters Yoon Ho-Sang.

“I Came In Searching Of A Flower” is an unique drama which aims to show the true meaning of life and love through the eyes of ‘death’.

*Main chracters:
Cha Tae Hyun – Yoon Ho-Sang | Fake identity: Wang Dae-Bak
Kang Hye Jung – Na Ha-Na
Kim Ji Hoon – Go Eun-Tak
Gong Hyun Joo – Oh Nam-Kyung

*Supporting characters:
Lee Jung Kil – Na Jung-Do (Ha-Na’s father)
Kim Hye Ok – Park Cho-Sun (Ha-Na’s mother)
Kang Shin Il – Choi Pil-Goo
Jung Ae Ri – Gong Ma-Dam
Ha Hai Yen (Ha Hwang Haiyen) – Ran Ah-Ing

Mr Socrates (korean) 2005

Mr Socrates (korean) 2005

Asking his imprisoned father for money, threatening a friend who became a murderer by mistake, stealing money from his friends… KU Dong-hyuk (KIM Rae-won) is the worst scumbag you can ever imagine. Living a low-life existence like a street dog, until one day, Dong-hyuk gets kidnapped by a mysterious gang.

Held captive for seemingly no reason, Dong-huk is “trained” by the gang in a secret and inhumane way. Dong-hyuk tries to escape but fails, which makes the training more harsh and cruel than before. After finishing all the training, the gang orders Dong-hyuk to become a police detective as their secret connection. Once on the inside, he experiences divided loyalties.

Directed: Jin-won Choi
Cast: Shin-il Kang, Rae-won Kim, Jong-hyeok Lee, Kwang-rok Oh, Tae-young Yoon
Genre: Action/Crime
Audio – Korean
Subtitles – English
Year – 2005
Genre – Action Crime
Run Time – 109min
IMDB: http://imdb.com/title/tt0488762/

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The Bodyguard (Thai) 2004

A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer’s son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targets by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to hide out in the slums where a kind family looks after him and sparks up a relationship with their tomboy daughter. Meanwhile, the bodyguard is being chased all over by a gang of clumsy hitmen.

Year: 2004
Director: Panna Rittikrai, Petchtai Wongkamlao
Starring: Tony Jaa as Supermarketfighter, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Piphat Apiraktanakorn, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Aranya Namwong, Apaporn Nakornsawan
Genre: Action / Comedy
Runtime..: 105 min
Country..: Thailand
Language: Thai
Subtitles: english
Rating: 6.2/10